James E. Wise

May 28, 1943October 20, 2013

James E. “Jim” Wise, age 70 of Atwater, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2013, at Robinson Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 28, 1943, in Ravenna, Ohio. Jim proudly served his country as a member of the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He later became a member of the American Legion. Jim loved traveling to casinos and listening to his extensive music collection.

Jim is survived by his beloved wife Robin Wise, brother Kevin (Brenda) Wise, sister Patricia (Bill) Olson, sons James and Michael Wise, and step-sons Kevin (Shannon) Robenstine and Ben (Lori) Schneff. Jim is also survived by two step-daughters, grandchildren: Markus, Holly, Nathan, and Alex, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Elmer Wise, mother Becky Wise, and step-mother Thelma Wise.

Friends will be received Thursday, October 24, 2013, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna. Pastor David Ballert will officiate the funeral service immediately following at 7:00 PM. Condolences and memories may be shared at


  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 24, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, October 24, 2013

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john taylor

October 30, 2013

It was something hard to hear, a good man, sending my love

Dianna Mace

October 26, 2013

We are so sorry to read of the loss of your beloved Jim. Please know that you and yours will be in our prayers for the weeks ahead. Praying for God's perfect love and comfort for you all.
Dianna and Wilda Mace

Cindy Hoylman

October 25, 2013

Robin,Ben & family:
Jim was my sweatheart!!! And he will always have a place in my heart.
We all will greatly miss him.
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kevin Robenstine

October 24, 2013

Hey old man.....gonna miss ya

October 23, 2013

To The Wise Family: I give my deepest condolences during this difficult time. Robin and Ben Jim will be greatly missed by many friends.Robin heres my cellphone number pls call and keep in touch 330 389 5712 Jim was a great guy. Gay Taylor

October 23, 2013

To the Wise Family, I want to give my condolences to the family and the family are in my prayers. and Robin and Ben Jim will sadly be missed he was a great guy. Gay Taylor

The staff of Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home

October 21, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.